alte Säge

An old sawmill on the Austrian Weissensee has been extensively renovated and is now home to four extraordinary apartments. You will still find a lot of wood within this house, which is no longer used just as a raw material, but also for the walls, floors and gables, In combination with large window areas and unusually cut rooms, a set of modern and homely apartments have been created. Some feature a loft flair, with views into the open gable area and overhanging oriels above the millstream.

Two new apartments were added in the summer of 2017, in the large garden of the Alte Säge. The building practically grows out of the terraced terrain. Its tower-like entrances are encased in Corten steel and offer views into the deeper, embedded bedrooms through 4.5-meter-high windows. The living rooms open with large windows to the lake side. A lot of wood has also been used in these apartments, just as in the old sawmill, but they also feature an interplay with exposed concrete.

A bathing spot at the lake is only a few steps away. You can also can rent the “Badehütte Weissensee” bath-house together with one of the apartments. This award-winning building was constructed entirely of larch wood and stands out by its contemporary architecture. In winter returning to your apartment in the “Alte Säge” is especially pleasant: you can warm up in the sauna or then curl up on the sofa by the stove.

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What to do

Swimming, hiking (200 km marked hiking trails), mountain biking (22 MTB tracks with 150 km of all difficulty levels), diving, ice diving, running & Nordic Walking, fishing, winter sports (ice skating, ice hockey, curling, skiing, cross country skiing, tobogganing)

Why we like this house

The extraordinary architecture, the hearty service and the idyllic location by the lake make the alte Säge unique.

This house is great for

Great for families!

Owner picture


Alte Säge: where two women rule the roost. Irmgard Mosser (right) manages the property on site. She brings the warmth and cosiness to these apartments and knows what her guests need to feel at home. She has great tips for each and every guest because she knows the area like the back of her hand. Angela Frey discovered the old, empty sawmill and designed the apartments to suit the way she likes to live when on holiday. Together, Irmgard and Angela strive to continuously improve your experience here at Alte Säge.


Region/Town AT – Austria , Carinthia, Weissensee, Neusach
Name alte Säge
Scenery in the Alps, 50 meters from the shores of lake Weissensee
Number of guests 6 apartments for 2 - 6 people
Completed 2012, Bathhouse 2007, Extention 2017
Design DI Peter Jungmann, Lienz
Published various, e.g. the guardian, LIVING AT HOME, zuhause wohnen
Special Features Guests can also rent the bath house on the lake
Awards Wood construction price Carinthia 2007 (bathhouse), Carinthian Building Award 2008 (bathhouse)
Price Carinthian Construction Award 2017
Architecture Modern
Accomodation Apartment
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Family, Hiking, Lake/river, loft, Meeting, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Sauna
Same PartnerIselhof
Same ArchitectUfogel


  1. Tolle Ferienwohnung in wunderschöner Lage am Weissensee! Jeder der Erholung und Ruhe sucht wird hier fündig. Die stilvollen, modernen Apartments sind mit Liebe zum Detail ausgestattet und haben einen hohen Wohlfühlfaktor. Ob MTB, Wandern oder Schwimmen die Möglichkeiten sind unendlich. Wir kommen gerne wieder, vielen Dank für den tollen Urlaub!
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  2. Eine sehr schöne, geschmackvolle und gemütliche Wohnung, toller Service. Es hat uns sehr gefallen, wir sind viel Rad gefahren und haben den fangfrischen Fisch aus dem Weissensee genossen.
    auch das Kanu fahren war ein schönes Erlebnis. Wir sind rundum begeistert.
    Vielen Dank für die vielen netten Aufmerksamkeiten.
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  3. Eine wirklich besondere Ferienwohnung mit toller, hochwertiger Ausstattung. Uns hat es an nichts gefehlt und der tolle Service von Irmi Mosser hat den Aufenthalt perfekt abgerundet. Wir kommen wieder!
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  4. Wir haben zu viert eine Woche im Herbst in der Alten Säge verbracht und hatten eine großartige Zeit. Die Wohnungen sind modern und doch urgemütlich. Eine der schönsten und behaglichsten Ferienwohnungen, in der wir bisher waren. Die Kommunikation war kompetent und herzlich und der Weißensee mit seinen zahlreichen Wander- und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten ist einfach wunderschön! Vielen Dank für die herrliche Zeit!
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  5. Wir sind zum ersten Mal hier und total begeistert! Das Konzept ist stimmig und die Immobilie wirklich toll. Trotz der späten Ankunft haben wir uns durch die netten Aufmerksamkeiten des Teams willkommen gefühlt. Auch die überwiegend naturbelassene und ruhige Umgebung hat uns sehr gefallen. Wir kommen gerne wieder.
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